1903 Léon-François Comerre - Byclette Vesinet
From George Albert Smith’s "A Visit to the Seaside" (1908), the first film exhibited in Kinemacolor.
A Paris ; le laboratoire municipal : femme regardant au microscope : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse , 1915 .
Rotten Row is a broad path along the south side of Hyde Park in London. It was established by William III at the end of the 17th century as a safer way to travel to St. James Place. During the 18th and 19th centuries it was a fashionable place to be seen. The avenue was lit with 300 oil lamps in 1690 making it the first artificially lit highway in London. It was named Route du Roi, French for “The King’s Road”, but was corrupted in local dialect to Rotten Row.
Mrs. Halford Vaugham, Freshwater ,1873 .
By Julia Margaret Cameron
Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (1932).
Napolean Sarony, Oscar Wilde, 1883
Rare close-up portrait of the infamous Irish writer and poet Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. This beautiful card was produced by New York’s famous 19th century photographer Napoleon Sarony of New York City. It has the added bonus of having originally been part of the Meserve collection. Frederick Hill Meserve (1865-1962), a New York textile executive is considered America’s first great photo collector. His ink stamp on the back reads “THE COLLECTION OF AMERICANA OF FREDERICK H. MESERVE, NEW YORK.”
Image Type: Cabinet Card
Size: ~ 4.25″ x 6.5″
Photographer: Napolean Sarony, 37 Union Square, New York
Worker smoking cigarette & carrying bag across shoulders while pausing in middle of steel beam high above city streets during construction of The Manhattan Company Building at Forty Wall Street, New York. 1930